It was a foggy weekday morning as I drove back from early mass. I was reflecting on the words of the priest and the words the Lord had been speaking to my heart for a few weeks.
He’s been speaking words that I truly do not want to hear.
He’s been speaking words that make me uncomfortable.
He’s been speaking words that ask me to stretch myself.
And I want to ignore these words.
As I was driving along and thinking about this, a car approached going the other direction and all of a sudden something flew out of the car and hit the road.
Almost immediately I realized that this something didn’t fly OUT of the car, it flew OFF of the car. This something was a plastic food container.
The lid came off and the contents scattered everywhere! What someone probably intended for their lunch was now bouncing and rolling all over the road. It would become food for birds, squirrels, rabbits…whatever could get there to eat it.
My guess is that the person driving the car was hurrying to gather their belongings, get in the car and head to work. They put their lunch on top of the car while they juggled their briefcase, their keys, possibly a child, a handbag…you get the picture.
Once safely in the car they pulled away and started driving. Since this happened in an area without a house directly on the street, they had obviously driven for a few minutes and the container just sat on the roof of the car.
As they got on the main road, gained a bit of speed and started down a slight grade, the container slid right off the car top.
It hit the road and red cherry tomatoes went everywhere.
Life is like that sometimes. Things and life are moving along just fine. There is no problem, so we get out on the main road and we gain a little speed. We start down a slight grade…and we slide right off the top of the car!
Remember those words that I was reflecting on when I saw this happen? They are words that will ask me to get out on the main road.
They are words that will ask me to gain a little speed.
They are words that, if I am not careful, if I try to do things my way, then these words will send me sliding off the top of life’s car.
At the same time, they are words that are life-giving. If he is asking me to do something (and he is!) and I follow his will and trust his heart, he will NOT let me down.
I will NOT go sliding off the top of the car.
If he leads me to it,
then he will lead me through it!
He is asking me to step out in faith. To trust him. To try something new.
I am going to have to juggle my briefcase, my keys, my handbag and my lunch. I’m going to get in the car. I’m going to make sure I am safely buckled in, then I am going to hold on…because I am not in the driver’s seat. I’m leaving that to Him!
Are you weary sister? Did you leave your lunch on the roof of the car?
He is there.
He will supply your needs.
Just get in the car and buckle up. Because riding with Him can be a wild ride…
Mary writes on faith, healthy living and life at http://www.marybonner.net/